Absit Invidia
by
Frogdoggie

"A far off voice...garbled. "'Australia calling. This is Perth...can you hear us? Can you hear us...over. We.../blast of static/...underground.../blast of static/...I repeat, the mines...underground...and.../blast of static/.' Walter takes up the microphone, thumbs the key switch. 'Perth this is North America...Canada...can you hear us? Over,' he shouts. 'America...God...yes...come in.../blast of static/.../blast of static/.../blast/...' Walter fiddles with the knob...more static and then...nothing else. But it's enough. Someone is out there...someone and there may be others closer still. Walter turns off the radio for the night and I run out and shut down the generator, and when I come back Scully and Walter are kissing and I hug them both, and we fall into bed, and laugh, and then...cuddle and fall asleep until just before dawn when we wake and want to see the sun rise."

Mulder, Scully, and Skinner form a post-col family in the freezing wilderness.

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